Paradox Interactive and Tantalus Media have announced Stellaris: Console Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A release date was not announced, but it will be playable at Gamescom 2018 from August 21 to 25.
Here is an overview of the grand strategy game, via Paradox Interactive:
The universe is getting bigger every day! Paradox Development Studio is bringing the grand strategy genre to consoles for the first time ever with Stellaris: Console Edition. Featuring the same deep strategic gameplay, rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris: Console Edition puts the complexity of the galaxy at your thumbsticks. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, console players have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting them than ever before.
The universe has arrived at your consoles, it’s up to you what to do with it.
- Behold the enormity of space with procedurally generated galaxies with an untold number of planets to explore.
Encounter a myriad of wild, wacky, and dangerous alien races who may prove to be crucial trade partners or conquering forces hellbent on enslaving your civilization.
- Take on strategic space warfare and resource management to ensure the survival and advancement of your empire.
Explore scientific anomalies and uncover technological wonders throughout the galaxy to mercilessly utilize them toward your own gains.
- Govern your own fledgling population and secure your power and agenda through manipulating internal policies, factions, traditions and more.
In a press release, Paradox Interactive game director Daniel Moregard said, “Grand strategy is often considered a niche genre even on the PC, but we believe that while a console audience exists, a game like Stellaris simply hasn’t made it to those platforms yet. With the help of Tantalus’ expertise, we’re happy to take that leap! Console players can look forward to the true grand strategy experience and continued DLC and support after launch with Stellaris: Console Edition.”
Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.